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replaced the backup computer. he said it was a little difficult in the space suit, it was a little short, but he got it done. >> all right, that does it for there's no shift in position. there's no red line that's been drawn. >> siding with an ally, the u.s. president takes a stand on a thorny issue between japan and china. the underwater drone looking for the missing plane is almost finished with its search area so what's next? >> hamas, the political deal that's angering israel and making many palestinians skeptical. the big plunge. the heart dropping and record breaking jump from the tallest building on the planet.
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hello, everyone. you are watching "cnn newsroom" and i'm rosemary church. >> i'm john vause. we'd like to welcome our guests from around the world. still no flight for malaysia flight 370 so now the investigation is entering a new phase. >> not before the blue fin drone wraps up the final part of its search. it's on its 12th mission under the indian ocean. you can see what it's covered so far in the green, more than 90% of the search area. >> a possible lead fizzled out. cnn's michael holmes has that and more on what's to come from perth, australia. >> reporter: hopes that the object of interest might lead to something concrete in this search quickly dissipated overnight. it was an object about 2.5
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meters long and a meter wide. it was made of fiber grass, had rivets in it. they said this morning, quote, we do not consider this to be of use to our search for mh-370. he went on to say at that analysis of photographs of the object was enough to warrant no further analysis of the material. nobody ever overstated this discovery. there was caution urged from the outside. that caution was justified. meanwhile, mission number 12 of the blue fin 21 is underway. search officials are telling us that 90% of what they're calling a focused area of search has now been scanned. the news, of course, nothing of significance seen so far. a few days ago it was suggested the entire search of this area, this focused area, would have been covered by the weekend and that is looking likely now. the australian defense minister,
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senator david johnson, said australia was in consultations with malaysia, china and the united states on what comes next, the next phase in the search for this plane. details likely to be announced next week but we can assume it will involve that wider arc of several hundred miles along the suspected flight path, an area north of where they're looking now. it is more likely that assets will be brought in, more assets such as powerful side scan sonar towed behind a ship. one of them is the orion and it sends back data to the mothership. being towed it doesn't have to resurface like the blue fin and also has the ability to go much deeper than the blue fin. michael holmes, perth, australia. in south korea the grim search goes on as more bodies are pulled from the sunk jennifer ri. >> 169 now confirmed dead, 133 are still missing and hundreds
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of memorials now mark the entrance to the school where the students on board that ferry attended high school. >> nic robertson joins us live from gijindo and what is happening. >> it is still being called a rescue. hopes are fading. how are divers recovering bodies of those trapped inside the sunk jennifer ri? >> reporter: well, in some places they're having to smash through walls inside the building. they're going through the cabins on the fourth floor. that's where they're focusing a lot of their efforts now. certainly the students were told before the ships went down, go and wait in their cabins, wait for instructions, that's why the divers are focusing there. the navy has now taken the position it has this under control. it's told the civilian divers who have been helping it that it will no longer need their assistance. in essence, the civilian divers
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it feels are maybe slowing things down a little bit. there is a little bit of a race against time, if you will, at the moment for the divers. the weather is good today. it's predicted to be reasonable again on friday. the trouble is, the currents that are very strong in that area are expected to pick up. the weather is expected to deteriorate over the weekend so really the divers have got to make best use of the time that they have now. the ships behind me, the police maritime boats that come in and bring the bodies in have been coming in fairly routinely, fairly regularly. at this pace of recovery with so many people still missing, it really is for these divers against the bad weather coming a bit of a race against time, rosemary. >> understood. what more, nic, are we learning about the investigation as to who should be held criminally responsible for this disaster? >> reporter: well, 29 crew members on board.
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nine missing or dead. 20 made it ashore. 11 have been arrested including the captain and senior officials. also the company that owns and operates the ship, the man behind that company, a reclusive multi-millionaire if not billionaire here, his offices, his house have been searched by the police. he has not been charged with anything yesterday that we're aware of, but also a number of other senior officials within the company also facing police scrutiny at this time. the investigation is widening but the coast guard here tell us really they won't know precisely what went wrong until the salvage operation to bring this ship up can be completed, rosemary. >> many thanks to nic robertson reporting live from jindo. appreciate it. now to tokyo where u.s. president barack obama is navigating a delicate balancing act. >> he's navigating support while
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he's trying to maintain relations with china. mr. obama and shinzo abe held a press conference. he caused something of a stir when he said washington supports tokyo in a thorny territorial dispute with china. >> that focuses on islands held by japan but claimed by china. let's get down to it with michelle kosinski. this isn't a change in politics but it's where and when the president decided to affirm the security plan with japan. explain. >> reporter: the goal is to expand trade ties with the four nations that are being visited, but inevitably some of these touchy subjects were going to come up because the president takes questions from the press. of course someone was going to ask him about it. it surprised many of the
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japanese that were listening that he stated it so clearly. he was asked basically whose side are you on, japan and china in the dispute over the tiny islands that to be honest most americans probably have not heard of and he said, japans, but he wanted to make sure that he said the u.s. has a good relationship with china. he expects china to abide by international law and was further asked, does that mean that under the treaty that exists between the u.s. and japan the u.s. would be able -- would be willing and able to militarily defend those islands for the japanese? he answered by saying, well, he can't see a military situation coming out of this. here are his remarks. >> there's no shift in position. there's no red line that's been drawn. we're simply applying the treaty. at the same time as i've said directly to the prime minister, that it would be a profound
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mistake to continue to see escalation around this issue rather than dialogue and confidence-building measures between japan and china. >> reporter: so he made it clear he's not on china's side on that dispute at least but mentioned the relationship between the u.s. and china and how that can continue with cooperation. so he didn't on this trip want to create a situation of the sort of us versus china, u.s. and these other nations that have issues with china and put china on the defensive. he wants to sort of walk the line, strike a balance as much as possible because, of course, the goal would be to have a trade relationship with all of these nations and cooperations on key issues, including north korea. president obama did mention that he wanted and expected china to cooperate on that and putting pressure on north korea which he
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called a dangerous influence in the region over the last several decades. john. >> michelle, what is interesting, clearly beijing will not be happy with what the president had to say during that news conference with shinzo abe a short while ago. this is a foreign nation of asia and notably china is not on that list of countries that the president will be visiting. >> reporter: right, but the president has met several times with china in the last few years and made it clear that that relationship is is a healthy one. president obama has ceded that several times. he's been talking about making this major powers relationship on both sides. you have to expect that china knows that president obama would answer these questions in that way. it was asked point blank, how do you sort of rule on this issue if you had to decide where these islands should be? and i think the president --
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president obama has been careful to say, well, according to international law and the way it stands now, those islands fall under japanese administration. so he's careful in the way he words this, but he also doesn't want to appear weak or kind of trying to walk a middle ground where on some of these issues the u.s. stance has been clear, at least in many opinions should remain clear, especially while visiting this region, john. >> yeah. i thought i heard lawyer obama quite clearly in that news conference when it came to the implementation of that treaty and where the u.s. stood. michelle, we appreciate t. michelle kosinski live for us in tokyo. we're going to take a short break now. just ahead, a show of force in poland. up next, u.s. pair a troopers arrive with a message for moscow. tech stellar giants after hours
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welcome back. two tech giants managed to fight wall street's down street. facebook and apple released strong quarterly numbers beating expectations f facebook was one earnings that's thanks to a spike in its ad revenue. the social networking giant posted $2.5 billion in first quarter sales. that's up 2 perce72% from a yea >> iphones are boosing sales. last ditch talks to keep mt. everest open for the 2014 climbing season have failed. >> it's unclear whether they
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have officially closed the season, but three guide services have pulled out. they cite impossible conditions following last week's deadly avalanche. 13 sherpas were killed friday marking the worst single day loss of life since climbing expeditions began. and this just in from the ukraine. the defense ministry says its soldiers havesoldiers have attak from the pro militant units. >> it happened in donestsk. the army says one ukrainian soldier was wounded during that attack. some tough talk from russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says moscow will defend its citizens from attack. >> the warning comes as u.s. troops are in poland. chief u.s. foreign correspondent
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jim sciutto has more. >> reporter: u.s. troops landing in eastern europe counter the threat from russia. these pair a troopers from the 173rd airborne are the first of 600 soldiers deployed for exercises in poland, latvia, lithuania, and estonia. all nato allies, all nervous about where russia could strike next. and it could be here, tens of thousands of russian troops conducting their conducting their ownwn exercise today just across the border from eastern ukraine. russia minister sergei lavrov appeared to lay the rhetorical groundwork for russia to invade saying russian citizens in the ukraine are under threat. >> i don't see any other way but to respond to protect russian law. >> his comments sparked buittal from washington. >> many claims are ludicrous and
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they're not based in fact of what is happening on the ground. >> reporter: on the ground the situation is becoming more violent. a body of a politician was found drowned. >> we came across the wall of the american naval base. >> reporter: journalist of vice news has been t taken hostage b pro russian militants. the state department called on russia to use its influence to secure the immediate and safe release of all hostages. the u.s. will likely impose a new round of economic sanctions on russia before the end of the week targeting more senior russian leaders and possibly a state bank, but that strategy so far has failed to defer russian military action. >> what is the cost that will be too much for russia to bear to continue this kind of military action inside ukraine? >> losing face for him is going to be a cost too much to bear. losing that sense of new strength of the new russian
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federation under the leadership of vladimir putin. that is where he's at right now. >> reporter: as tensions rise, three nato allies scramble jets and bombers away from the air space, the u.k., denmark and holland working together. these predate the russian crisis, they happen several times a year in europe and along the u.s. air space along the coast of alaska. the last one april 2nd. this has increased awareness of russian activity and they're vowing to remain vigilant. jim sciutto, cnn, washington. back in the united states and the u.s. state of georgia it will soon be legal to carry guns in a lot more places, including school zones. >> yeah, that's the new law signed by the governor. wednesday criticsreoutraged but it's necessary. >> while we still guard against
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tierney, america cherishes this right so that the people who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from those who don't follow the rules. >> georgia's now ground zero for the gun debate in the company. starting july 1st, anyone who can pass a background check and get a license will be able to go into a number of places armed, bars, churches, government buildings and churches must opt in if they want their parishioners to be packing. the state capital is exempt. bars can ban people to carry weapons. several,000 u.s. inmates could soon have a chance to get out of prison early. >> the u.s. justice department has announced new people who are sentenced out of outdated guidelines, mostly drug offenses, to apply for clemency. >> we are launching this clemency program to identify
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candidates. candidates who have a clean prison record are eligible for clemency. >> and some estimates show the new clemency guidelines could apply to about 2,000 prisoners but that number is likely to fall after the government reviews their application joos still to come on "cnn newsroom", they have been rivals for years but now two palestinian groups might reconcile. >> now fattah and hamas may reconcile. the search for flight 370 has been hammered by weather conditions. what's the weather like today in the indian ocean? after the break, more details.
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after years as rivals, palestinian rivals fattah and hamas have agreed to reconcile. >> it did not go over well.
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>> cnn's becky anderson has more on a bold move that's put a big dent in the already troubled peace process. >> reporter: for three years the people of gaza have been waiting for this moment. the sign that the possible reconciliation has taken a step forward. 24 hours of negotiations between the hamas leadership, plo representatives and a delegation from ramallah were completed. >> translator: we announce this message to our people in the diaspora at home. the end of divisions and years of fighting. >> reporter: earlier in the week ten prisoners affiliated with president mahmoud abbas were released as a goodwill gesture to move the talks forward. a far cry from scenes in 2007
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when the islamist group hamas forced the secular fattah out of gaza. israel, the palestinian authority's reluctant partner in the current round of peace talks led by the united states, was not impressed with the move. prime minister benjamin netanyahu called on palestinian authority mahmoud hamas to work with them or with israel. >> you can have one or the other. i hope he chooses peace. so far he hasn't done so. >> reporter: with that set to run out at the end of the month and little to go, palestinians may go inwards. becky anderson, cnn, abu dhabi. >> that announcement was no more welcome in washington than it was in israel. the state department said it will make it even more difficult to keep the troubled peace
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process alive. >> we all understand it's hard to see how israel can be expected to negotiate with a government that does not believe in its right to exist. any palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly kplit to nonviolence, recognition of the state of israel and acceptance of previous obligations and agreements between the parties. this announcement, the timing was troubling and we were certainly disappointed in the announcement. >> well, reaction to the reconciliation deal was mixed in gaza and the west bank. many palestinians say they've heard promises of unity before only to have their hopes dashed. take a listen. >> >> translator: i am not optimistic because a reconciliation issue will not be solved in a way that satisfies the palestinian people who are looking to have a shared national plan. >> translator: we are optimistic and these are historical moments and we should celebrate here.
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we will not look back to the bad past. >> translator: all we hoped for in the previous years was to reach a reconciliation deal that will happen on the ground and can be completed. we hope it will happen for real. >> mahmoud abbas says he hopes it means it won't end up being the end of the peace deal. prince charles's brother-in-law died. he's being praised as his work of the conservationist. he's the founder of the elephant fund. they worked to support endangered elephants. well, as we told you earlier, australian officials say a piece of riveted metal that washed ashore in
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southwestern australia is not a piece of the plane. >> they're look at what was an unlikely journey anyway that this debris would have had to have made to make it to the western coast. >> we've seen every aspect of this story. initially we knew officials didn't give much credence in the way of this being associated with flight 370. want to show you that potential crash side. it was on the 8th of march. from the first week of march to the first week of april there was a strong he h very strong e. it stretched 120 miles. the distance of los angeles to palm springs. quite expansive. the west of england to the east of england. that's where the debris would have been located on the 8th of march but for the debris to be down here in the south, it would have had to have left the current eddy and work its way
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south ward into the current leouwin current. it's very challenging for the object to escape the debris and get down to the coast of europe. it's very challenging for the object to escape the debris and get down to the coast of europe. it's very challenging for the object to escape the debris and get down to the coast of europe. the winds were hurricane force. officials are discrediting what they saw across the region. what is left of this recent cyclone? it is almost entirely out of the search zone. the clouds are beginning to finally part in this region. maybe a few scattered showers but visibility should resume. search should get underway in the next couple of days and remain on the better side. point out what tropical cyclones do. john and rosemary, look at the moisture come down and push towards perth. strong thunderstorms impact areas of perth in the next couple of days originating out
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of the search zone with cyclone jack that was there a couple of days ago. that's something that could impact the officials out there as they're trying to get the aircraft up in the air and go out towards the search zone. >> you don't know how much longer they'll continue with that air search? they did say earlier in april that it was going to wrap up the next couple of days. it's been going for almost a week longer than when it was meant to wrap up. >> see what happens with that. thanks, pedram. the next story is about two dare devils. >> we have two experienced base jumpers who decided to go for a record by leaping off the world's tallest building. >> that would be the khalifa in dubai. they added a 500 foot platform just to break the record. let's put this in perspective. the empire state building in new york is only half as tall. >> to get ready they practiced
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base jumps off a swiss mountain. it went off without a hitch. look at that. brilliant images. just ahead here on cnn, what may happen if the debris and those black boxes from right there 370 are found? >> forensic experts say they plan to use it all as evidence in what is effectively a criminal investigation. one crew member from south korea's doomed ferry is remembered for saving the life of others but not her own. . plus, the power of propagan propaganda. a look at the battle of the ukraine being fought in the media.
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it's 3:30 in the morning. the blue fin-31 has mapped 90% of its target zone. a piece of riveted metal that washed ashore in southwest australia is not from the plane. more bodies are brought ashore as divers search south korea's sunk jennifer en ashore as divers search south korea's sunk jennifer e ferry. meanwhile, the investigation widens. prosecutors have raided the ferry company's offices along with the home of the millionaire whose family controls the company. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is calling for a collective decision to solve the crisis in ukraine. they said that worked in talks on syria's weapons. they accused the u.s. of trying to orchestrate a revolution in
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ukraine. but, u.s. president barack obama says russia isn't doing its part to ease tensions in the eastern part of the ukraine. >> reporters in tokyo ask mr. obama if the u.s. is being tough enough on moscow. >> if, once again, russia fails to abide by both the spirit and the letter of those discussed in geneva, there will be further consequences and we will ramp up further sanctions. what we try to do is to make sure that we are very clear about what we stand for, what we believe in, and we are willing to take actions on behalf of those values, arms and ideas. >> and we have this just in. ukraine's interior ministry says the min tistry has retaken contl of mariupol. >> the conflict isn't just being
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waged with threats and violence, it's being fought with words and pictures. we have a report from moscow. >> reporter: there's a joke making the rounds on the russian and ukrainian twitter sphere. there are all sorts of likely scenarios held aloft by the joker from batman gracing the ceiling of the cyst teen chapel. the tweets claiming it's just as unlikely as this scenario in russian media, that his business card was found at the checkpoint of eastern ukraine conveniently alongside u.s. $100 bills. proof pro russian groups say that he was part of the group. the state run 24-hour news channel, the on screen bug for the crisis in ukraine is three revolving images of the players on the ground.
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ukrainian state russians, the ukrainian far right portrayed as the boogie men of the conflict and saying that ukraine is at risk of what it calls a fassist takeover. >> fascist is being used to designate all things noxious and bad in the kremlin line of argument. >> reporter: this political analysts say as the kremlin tries to reinforce the notion of patriotism through a campaign across state media tapping into a vein of national pride which swelled during the sochi olympics and kept its momentum through last month's annexation of crimea by russia. this channel was dropped after it was asked if the city of leningrad should have been dropped by the nazis. >> it was a huge campaign
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against us blaming us for insulting all the veterans. >> he says he's worried about a polarization in russian society about ukraine, about a demonization in the russian popular belief. >> they think there are people paid by the western countries and who are working just to undermine the greatness of russia. >> reporter: tuning out the opposition served russia's needs in crimea. they fed a pro crimea news diet. and now the same appears to be happening in parts of eastern ukraine with the takeover of one tv tower. vladimir putin knows that his main source of support is direct line to people is state tv, not just as a way of influencing his
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domestic audience but also now to garner support in russias near abroad. diana magnay, cnn, moscow. a new coin is being minted in russia to commemorate the annexation of crimea. >> it tafeatures the face of vladimir putin on one side. flip it over, the outline of the crimean peninsula. >> it's rather large weighing in at 2 pounds or 1 kilogram. some forensic experts are convinced the disappearance of flight 370 is a crime. the problem right now, of course, is the lack of any evidence. >> there has been no evidence, but what if the plane's debris and the flight recorders are ever found? miguel marquez tells us how they could piece together clues to
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unravel the mystery. >> steer 3 19. >> reporter: if and when mh-370 is found, the hard work will begin. >> this is a huge, hung crime scene. >> reporter: forensic pathologist laurence kobolinski says collecting evidence will be tough but crucial. >> you have to gather up the evidence and reconstruct the events as to what happened to the plane. >> the flight data recorder tracking dozens of pieces should contain a trove of evidence but investigators want to see more. >> we might see that the systems are turned off and courses are changed and courses are altered and altitude change, we won't know necessarily who did it unless we investigate the cockpit. >> reporter: if anything is left, the cockpit's interior, who is in it, even the door could answer the question, was there a struggle. >> i think there needs to be an
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inspection of the door that locks the cockpit because if, in fact, somebody was trying to break into the cockpit, there would be evidence easily observable on the door itself. >> reporter: the cockpit voice recorder could be revealing but it records over itself every two hours. the critical piece about 40 minutes into the flight. >> you don't get the bits where it first changed course, and that's what we really want. so we don't know who changed course. we don't know who was in control that particular moment. >> reporter: the condition of the airframe, the seams holding it together, could provide clues of the impact. was it view oolent or controlle? >> how it hits the water says how it breaks up. it could be. it's a very rugged plane. >> reporter: mh-370, accident, mechanical or willful? >> this is a totally new
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paradigm. i believe the answers to this crash are in the cockpit. who was in control of that airplane? >> reporter: the passengers themselves could help resolve the mystery. >> if you can retrieve bodies and examine the respiratory tract, one of the first things you look for is the presence of soot. finding soot below the level of the larynx would be a good indication of a fire. >> reporter: if the cabin was depressurized before the fire -- >> passengers would most likely pass out. there would be no evidence of trauma to the body or something that you could see on autopsy if, in fact, there was a depression at high altitude. >> reporter: even passenger cell phones and electronics might help tell the story of what happened. if the plane is found, searchers hope there is enough left to fill in the blanks and solve the mystery. miguel marquez, cnn, perth.
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the crew of south korea's sunken ferry is under criticism for what they did and did not do. >> there's one crew member who stands out. we have the remarkable story. >> reporter: a mother cries, i love you. i'm sorry, as her daughter's coffin passes by. park je young was 22. a crew member aboard the ill fated ferry. a crew member who gave up her life so others could live. these men were part of a group of 17 school friends heading to jindo island for their 60th birthday. four are still missing. they say they owe their lives to park. he describes how the ship listed so much, the wall became the floor. an open door made the gap between them and the exit too great to step on the
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floor, he says, hanging onto microphone telling passengers not to move. park took the keys from him, forced her way to the door, closed it, and locked it to keep it shut so that passengers could walk across. she was right next to the exit, he says. she could easily have escaped. that door saved so many lives. it was like the bridge of life. i ask how many lives. they estimate around 50 escaped through that exit. that's nearly 1/3 of allpa madee helped by just onejust one woma. she was just a girl but she was so brave. if every crew member on that boat was as brave as she was, the disaster would not have been this bad. among the first to be rescued, kim says the captain and other crew members were already dry land by the time he got there. while the captain ran awaway to save his own life, she gave her
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life to save so many others. we are so proud of her. park's relatives don't want to talk publicly but they tell cnn they want to follow her lead thinking of others. although they say they could not do anything so courageous. she dropped out of college two years ago when her father passed away to help support her family. she was transferred just six months ago, a step up within the company. praised for her professionalism and ultimately for her courage. >> what a remarkable young woman. >> yes. some of the crew did the right thing. >> yeah. she showed us the way. just ahead, pope francis is known for his common touch. >> up next, we'll tell you why his phone call to one woman was so unexpected and meant so much. the duke and duchess of cambridge are nearing the end of a picture perfect tour of australia. they shined at a reception in
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the country's capital. the details just ahead.
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welcome back to "cnn newsroom." we are hearing of another sign that pope francis may be seeking to make the catholic church more inclusive. >> this is pretty amazing. the husband of an argentinian woman said the pope called her to say she can still receive communion even though her husband is divorced. this is a very big deal in the catholic church. >> reporter: the argentinian woman claims the pope called her in response to a letter saying that she was married to a divorced man and could not receive communion.
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she said the pope said she was ab solved of all of her sins and was doing no wrong. >> he spoke and said everything was fine and they should go. they shouldn't be discussing the vatican. i'm very happy because i'm not the only one who is divorced. there are a lot of people who are divorced. for undivorced people and all of those who want to get communion. >> the pope's phone call raises the issue on communion for divorced catholics. catholics who are divorced can receive communion but those who are divorced and remarried are not because they are considered to be in the state of adultery. the pope said the question called for mercy. this year in february he invited a prominent german cardinal, walter casper, to address other cardinals at the vatican on the ways this question might be changed. the vatican says they will take
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up the issue at a worldwide meeting of pitch shops in october. delia gallagher, rome. selfies, this might be a bit much. >> there was this selfie of an astronaut. >> he said the bulky space suit made it difficult to get a selfie. got to hand it to him. that's pretty impressive. >> you would have tried. >> i give him credit for that. >> okay. the duke and duchess of cambridge are nearly at the end of their ten day tour of australia. >> they have been keeping busy in the country's capital. planting a tree, attending a reese reception and visiting a gallery in cambra.
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max foster has the details. >> reporter: there is a strong republican movement here in australia. one of the big questions of this tour is can these young royals turn that debate around? well, the reception here in cambra has been pretty phenomenal. when they arrived in the building behind me, all the local dignitaries formed this group clamoring to get a moment with the young royals. then listen to what the prime minister had to say and then crucially the leader of the opposition behind him. >> when a currently unknowable prime minister welcomes your son, king george vii to this building, that will be a sign of the stability and the continuity in the life of our nation. >> you can be assured that you and all of the members of your family will be embraced in australia with affection and respect. i hope you will treasure the memory of your first overseas trip as a remarkable young family forever. thank you.
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>> reporter: prince william, as ever, being very careful not to say anything political. he did try to sum up in his words how he thinks this tour has gone. >> we go away with wonderful memories and giorgos away with his cuddly one bear which he's taken to chewing so lovingly. we greatly look forward to coming back, and when we do return, it will be to marvel again at all that australia is and will yet become? >> reporter: the young royals leave australia on friday. it's been an incredibly busy three weeks. they've enjoyed it and the people of australia and new zealand have as well. max foster, cnn, cambra, australia. still to come here, an apology from pop star justin bieber for hurting the feelings of 1.3 billion people. >> what he did during his visit to japan that has so many people upset. also ahead, some tasty
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treats from this brand as it marks its ninth birthday.
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justin bieber's latest trip to japan put him right in the middle of an international dispute. >> the singer apologized after visiting the war shrine. that war shrine is a continuing source of tension between japan and its neighbors. former military leaders from the imperial army including 14 war criminals are entombed in that site. china and south korea consider it a symbol of japan's past militarism. >> images he posted prompted outrage. the images were quickly deleted but justin later apologized saying he wasn't really aware of what the shrine was all about. he was struck by the beauty of it all. he said, i love e him back.
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a blast in western china on wednesday. >> 120-year-old sunken ship was discovered at the bottom of the san francisco bay. pedram has more on that. >> justin bieber fan. >> we don't have anything in common. >> nothing? >> nothing atall. china, northwestern china on wednesda esday, we know the temperatures on tuesday, 72 degrees fahrenheit, 22 celsius. they drop down to below freezing. the video shows you a yellow alert. take a look at this. rapidly heading across the board as the capital of this region across northwestern china. again, the significance of this the heating companies cause of have to restart the heating service for the citizens. they transitioned out of it. they turn off the heating as warmer seasons are upon them.
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you see wet, sticky snow out there that brought down some of the power lines causing issues in that region. want to talk about what's happening across portions of san francisco. want to show you this picture on the ground because over the past 24 hours the officials from noaa releasing this photograph, a vessel which sunk in the san francisco bay in 1888. they found it half a mile away from the golden gate bridge. that's the perspective right there. you go down beneath the surface. high resolution sonar imagery to show you what it's like some 216 feet beneath the surface. that's a spectral image coming out of the area showing the hull of the vessel sticking some 16 feet out of the mud. this is entirely covered in the mud. the reason they're saying they're releasing this now. they found it a couple of months ago. 216 years later one of the busier waterways and they're discovering it. >> if that's an indication of
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how long it will take to find the malaysian plane. >> thank you. youtube is marking a path for another turn. nine years since the first video was posted to the website. >> the company says it's not ready to celebrate just yet. jeanne moos has the story. >> reporter: this is the first video ever posted. it was nine years ago where this was uploaded me at the zoo. >> really, really, really long trunks. >> reporter: those are really, really, really remarkable video lasting 18 seconds. happy birthday youtube with the boring zoo video you ushered in what many consider to be the greatest genre, youtube video. >> hi. >> reporter: the animal video, the lion kid. dressed in a zebra or a camel
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wrapping his jaws around a little kid. how time flies even nine years when you're watching animal videos. from keyboard tap to -- ♪ eating popcorn on piano >> reporter: we've passed how much time watching a sneezing panda or sneezing goat. that's not goats sneezing, that's goating screaming like humans. we're wide awake watching a sleep walking dog. but when this comes to the most watched video on youtube in the first nine years, the winner isn't some cute animal video. ♪ ♪ gangnam style >> reporter: it's wraked up more than 1.9 billion, with a "b."
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youtube isn't celebrating. don't light the birthday candles yet. we'll celebrate it in may when came public. most of the web is paying homage to that first upload in april. >> that's pretty much all there is to say. >> reporter: there's plenty to say about a german shepherd eating jif out of a jar. one poster spoke for us all, i'm watching a dog in a suit eating peanut butter, what am i doing with my life? you're watching finger licking good animal videos. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> that is great. i love the screaming goat. >> more screaming goats. can't get enough. >> thanks for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. >> i'm john vause. that one. the one who seems like he's already got the job 'cause he studied all the right courses from the get-go.
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lapping now, an underwater search for missing malaysian airlines flight 370 complete. so far, nothing has been found. what happened next as search crews turn up empty-handed? this as malaysian investigators reveal they have finished their ropg on the vanished jetliner, but they're not telling anyone what they know yet. why? live team coverage straight ahead. the death toll rising in